Sensory Integration Network Further information about Sensory issues and strategies to support.
NAS WEBINAR : Sensory considerations
National Autism Standards on Autism Education Trust website provides several tools to support staff considering sensory issues in the environment, including
RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING
Brenda Myles Smith, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, Louann Rinner, Lisa A. Robbins (2001) Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World Autism Asperger Publishing Co US. This book covers the impact of the sensory system on behaviour, reviews formal and informal assessment tools and offers an invaluable set of practical interventions
Bogdashina, O. (2003) Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley. In this book, Olga Bogdashina attempts to define the role of sensory perceptual problems in autism identified by autistic individuals themselves.
Ayres, J (rev 2005) Sensory integration and the Child. Western Psychological Services
Kranowitz, C (rev 2005) The out of sync child . This book was conceived to explain sensory processing and its counterpart, Sensory Processing Disorder, to parents, teachers, and other non-OTs who are new at this.
Arlene McCurtin, 2007: The Fun with Food Programme Speechmark
Mealtimes, Eating and Diet: Leicester Autism Outreach Service
Veenendall, J, 2010: .Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success
These Shared Resources are included as examples of what has been developed in particular settings to provide information for staff, including supply and non teaching staff.. They may have to be adapted to meet needs in other contexts.
We hope they give you ideas and inspiration to develop ones to suit your own school or pupil.
This checklist was adapted from Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues to encourage staff in a secondary school to question the sensory issues which may help interpret behaviours of some young people with Asperger Syndrome. By identifying the possible reason/s behind behaviours it is possible to provide personalised interventions to provide support. It could be used to review support for an individual pupil, or as a staff development task to identify a bank of interventions to be used consistently across the school.